Top ten pictures from the Chinese Grand Prix

2012 Chinese Grand Prix

A selection of the best pictures from the Chinese Grand Prix weekend.

Sebastian Vettel fans, Thursday

Sebastian Vettel fans, Shanghai, 2012

How could I not include this shot of enthusiastic Sebastian Vettel fans – and a nickname that is sure to stick.

Lewis Hamilton, Friday practice

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Shanghai, 2012

Lewis Hamilton sported some new artwork on his helmet for this race. But it didn’t bring him much luck: a five-place grid penalty left him seventh on the grid.

Jules Bianchi, Friday practice

Jules Bianchi, Force India, Shanghai, 2012

First practice was wet so Jules Bianchi spent most of his time sat in Paul di Resta’s car, completing only eight laps.

Michael Schumacher, Friday practice

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Shanghai, 2012

Michael Schumacher was fastest in the second practice session – but his team mate best him to pole position.

Heikki Kovalainen, qualifying

Heikki Kovalainen, Caterham, Shanghai, 2012

Heikki Kovalainen beat his team mate again in qualifying but a technical problem spoiled his race.

Timo Glock, qualifying

Timo Glock, Marussia, Shanghai, 2012

The pace of the Marussias continued to improve – in a race with no safety car periods, Timo Glock only dropped off the lead lap at the very end.

Mark Webber, race

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Shanghai, 2012

Mark Webber arrives on the grid ahead of the start of the race.

Romain Grosjean, race

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Shanghai, 2012

After two very short races in Australia and Malaysia, Romain Grosjean scored his first points with sixth place.

Pastor Maldonado, race

Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Shanghai, 2012

Williams had their first two-car points finish since the 2010 Korean Grand Prix, Pastor Maldonado finishing eighth behind team mate Bruno Senna.

Nico Rosberg, race

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Shanghai, 2012

The star of the race was undoubtedly Nico Rosberg, who won his first F1 race and Mercedes’ first for 57 years.

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27 comments on Top ten pictures from the Chinese Grand Prix

  1. sozavele (@formula-1) said on 17th April 2012, 9:05

    Jules Bianci picture is my favourite.

  2. GeeMac (@geemac) said on 17th April 2012, 9:57

    That Maldonado picture is epic.

    This has to be the my favorite new regular post race post on the site, top work Keith!

  3. Deurmat (@deurmat) said on 17th April 2012, 10:05

    finger boy lmao.

  4. Hare (@hare) said on 17th April 2012, 10:06

    FINGER BOY!!!! hahahaha classic… finally a come back for fans who’s suffered at Vettel’s domination :)

  5. Alex W said on 17th April 2012, 11:39

    Where’s Webbers Wheelie?

  6. Alfisti37 (@alfisti37) said on 17th April 2012, 11:40

    Where is Webber’s wheelie?

  7. Thecollaroyboys (@thecollaroyboys) said on 17th April 2012, 12:36

    Wouldnt you just love to have the sort of access to take those pics?

  8. timi (@timi) said on 17th April 2012, 14:32

    I get the biggest grin on my face every time I see Rosberg standing on his car after winning!!!!

    • Jack said on 17th April 2012, 15:39

      You might get a bigger grin on your face if you look closer and see heĀ“s got BOTH index finger up! Probable sting at VettelĀ“s quali postion??? ahhahahahahahaha Obviously not but hey… it makes ME grin a bit more! hehehhehee

  9. f1craze (@rahultajay) said on 17th April 2012, 14:48

    jules bianchi looks like he is sitting in a small fighter aircraft…..his helmet luks soo cool… amazing pic

  10. Luis said on 17th April 2012, 22:16

    why this pictures cant get bigger by clicking on the like the others?

  11. John H (@john-h) said on 17th April 2012, 23:40

    Fantastic photos. A little disappointed this didn’t make the cut though

  12. Alfred (@afya) said on 18th April 2012, 4:36

    Even without the wheelie shot, I like the Webber one a lot. nice smoke :P Sad that the composition isn’t very good with the front wing being cropped off and too much space behind the car.

    My favourite is probably the lotus. Classic style but good :)

    • Dave (@davea86) said on 18th April 2012, 5:03

      The Webber shot is pretty cool. The smoke from the brakes almost looks like tire smoke as if he’s come sliding onto the grid.

  13. where can i get the schumacher picture in higher resolution?

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